Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/206674
Authors: 
Hirsch, Boris
Jahn, Elke J.
Zwick, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series in Economics 387
Abstract: 
We investigate how the demographic composition of the workforce along the sex, nationality, education, age, and tenure dimension affects voluntary turnover. Fitting duration models for workers' job-to-job moves that control for workplace fixed effects in a representative sample of large manufacturing plants in Germany during 1975-2016, we find that larger co-worker similarity in all five dimensions substantially depresses voluntary turnover whereas workplace diversity is of limited importance. In line with conventional wisdom, which has that birds of one feather flock together, our results suggest that workers prefer having co-workers of their kind and place less value on diverse workplaces.
Subjects: 
workforce demography
co-worker similarity
workplace diversity
voluntary turnover
JEL: 
J63
J62
J21
J19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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